Chamaenerion angustifolium

Fireweed is a flowering perennial that’s native throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere. It produces showy pink to magenta flowers on reddish stems. It’s known to spread into areas that were recently burned, giving them the name Fireweed. They may be found in burned woodlands, dry and open areas, as well as roadsides. This native plant requires full sun to survive. Butterflies and bees are common visitors and its foliage feeds White-Line Sphinx Moth caterpillars.

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Bloom Time

July to August

Soil Moisture


Plant Height

1-4 Feet

Host plant to

White-Line Sphinx Moth